Women's Basketball Blows Out Mid-Continent
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury women’s basketball never trailed as the Eagles opened the season with a 93-65 win over Mid-Continent University on Friday evening. This is the first season-opening win since 2007-08 season.
Asbury (1-0) found themselves tied at 15-15 with the Cougars (0-1) before starting a 16-1 run that put them out in front for good. The lead never dipped below 11 the rest of the game. The Eagles led by 24 at halftime at 47-23. Senior Laura Carroll led the charge in the first half, scoring 16 of her 22 points before the break. Dorian Downs also reached double-digits in the first frame with 10 points, nailing two threes in the process. She finished with 13 points.
Trenia Barbee led all scorers with 24 points, scoring 18 in the second half. Barbee also recorded nine steals and eight rebounds and a team-high four assists. She hit on eight-of-16 from the field and two-of-six from beyond the arc. Chelsea Clark was also in double-digits with 14 points.
The Eagles shot 48 percent from the floor and hit on seven-of-19 from three-point range. Asbury was 26-of-39 from the free throw line. Mid-Continent shot only 34 percent from the field and made just three-of-27 from beyond the arc. They were 12-of-19 from the charity stripe. Stephanie Malone led three players in double-digits with 23 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
Sam Burr came off the bench to grab a team-high 12 rebounds for the Eagles. Asbury grabbed 57 rebounds overall to only 40 for the Cougars. The Eagles claimed 19 offensive rebounds as Burr, Lakin Griffith and Kelli Rinehart all pulled down three.
Asbury turned the ball over 28 times but forced 22 turnovers by MCU. The Eagles turned those turnovers into 28 points while Mid-Continent managed only 22.
The Eagles will be in action again on Wednesday, hosting No. 25 St. Francis at 8 pm. Live stats and live video will be available for the game.